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In our tutorials, you’ll learn how to edit and manipulate photos without the need to purchase photo editing software (like Photoshop), how to make professional flyers and greeting cards for your business or personal projects, and how to design graphics for web and print projects. We also teach you how to use the tools found in GIMP, as well as other important and useful features. Watch one of our acclaimed tutorials below! No Adobe subscription required.

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GIMP Basics: Getting Started

Are you brand new to the GIMP program, or consider yourself a complete beginner? Start here to get acquainted with GIMP and its important concepts.

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Are you a photographer looking for a great, free way to edit your photos, or want to improve your photo editing skills in general? Start with these tutorials.

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You’ve got the basics down, and have your own photo editing style, but now you’d like to take things up a notch and manipulate photos to create amazing compositions.

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Do you primarily use GIMP to create graphic design compositions? Or are you curious about what GIMP is capable of? Check out these GIMP graphic design tutorials.



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How to Generate Unicode Characters in GIMP

Create Unicode Characters for Text in GIMP (Bullet Points, Symbols, Icons)

In this tutorial I'll show you the simple and fast process for creating unicode characters in GIMP. Unicode characters are commonly used symbols, like bullet points, icons, or...
How to Add a Drop Shadow Effect in GIMP Help Article

How to Add a Drop Shadow in GIMP

In this article I'll be showing you how to add a drop shadow effect in GIMP using a built-in filter. Drop shadows can be added to text, as well as any object or layer with...
How to Download and Install GIMP 2.10 for Windows

How to Download & Install GIMP for Windows

In this article, I'll show you how to download and install the latest version of GIMP, the free photo editor and Photoshop alternative, on a Windows computer. GIMP is safe to...
Best of GIMP Tutorials 2021 Davies Media Design

10 Best GIMP Tutorials of 2021 (So Far)

We're halfway through 2021, and you know what that means! It's time for the start of my "Best Tutorials of 2021" list to showcase the most popular GIMP tutorials from the Davies...
GIMP vs Krita Free Photo Editor Comparison

GIMP vs Krita – Which is the better free Photo Editor?

GIMP and Krita are both at the top of their respective categories in the free software space, with GIMP being the best free photo editor by far and Krita arguably the best...
GIMP Search Actions Feature Tutorial

GIMP Search Actions Feature | Quickly Find & Open Any Effect, Image, or Menu Item

The GIMP Search Actions feature, also known as the Integrated Search Feature, is a quick and easy way to find ANYTHING you’d like to open in GIMP. This feature works with finding...
The Best New Feature in Every GIMP 2.10 Release Version

The Best New Feature in Every GIMP 2.10 Release Version | 2.10 to 2.10.24

In this article I’ll be going over the best new feature in every GIMP 2.10 release version. You can see all the new features that were released in every GIMP stable release...
Create Custom Frames with Selections in GIMP

How to Create Frames from Selections in GIMP

Welcome to Davies Media Design, and in this article I'll be showing you how to create frames for your images or graphics using selections in GIMP! With this technique, you can...
Copy and Paste Selections in GIMP Help Article

How to Copy and Paste Selections in GIMP

In this GIMP basics help article I'll be showing you how to copy and paste selections in GIMP. This task is quick and easy, so let's dive right in! Step 1: Draw Your Selection...
GIMP vs Affinity Photo Photo Editor Comparison Article

GIMP vs Affinity Photo: Comparing Two Popular Photo Editors and Adobe Alternatives

Over the past several months I’ve received many requests to make a comparison between GIMP and Affinity Photo – especially after I released my GIMP vs Photoshop: Complete...

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